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 Anthem • Black Canyon City • Carefree • Cave Creek • Desert Hills • New River • N. Phoenix • Tramonto

  Phoenix City Council steps in to save Pioneer Village
      MARC BUCKHOUT                 by a 7-0 margin, to reacquire the
      MANAGING EDITOR               92-acre property, located west of
                                    I-17 at exit 225, currently owned
  Pioneer       Living   History    by real-estate businessmen Eric
Museum has been a site where        and Steve Roles. The vote called
visitors have come to learn         on the City to negotiate with or
about Arizona history for the       exercise eminent domain against
better part of 41 years.            Great Western Historical LLC
  The Village, home to some 30      to obtain the property.
historic building ranging in age       The Roles, who operate the
from the 1880s to the turn of the   Pioneer RV Resort, located
century, is visited by 30,000 –     north of the museum property,
40,000 school kids every year.      purchased the land on July
  Instead        of being a         15 during a state-land auction
place to learn about history        for the property in which
the community very well             they purchased the land for
could look back on the              3.21 million, beating the
past month as an important          city’s bid by $10,000.                                                                                                                    Submitted photo
one in its history.                    While the city had $8 million         Pioneer Living History Museum, which opened in 1969, is currently closed. The city of Phoenix is looking
  On Wednesday the Phoenix                                                   to reacquire the 92-acre property through eminent domain after it was purchased by Great Western
                                                     Pioneer Village
City Council voted unanimously,                      continued on page 5     Historical LLC in July.



     Boulder Creek determined to win back Northwest Region title
                                                                                                                            MARC BUCKHOUT                during the team’s 7-4 season,
                                                                                                                            MANAGING EDITOR              which ended in the first round
                                                                                                                                                         of the 5A Div-II state playoffs.
                                                                                                                         Whether it’s offense or
                                                                                                                                                           While Contreras is shooting
                                                                                                                       defense the 2010 Boulder
                                                                                                                                                         for a 1,000 yard rushing season
                                                                                                                       Creek Jaguars feel they
                                                                                                                                                         he is excited about an offense
                                                                                                                       have the quickness, depth
                                                                                                                                                         in which he won’t be such a
                                                                                                                       and talent to take the fight
                                                                                                                                                         targeted player like last year.
                                                                                                                       to opposing team.
                                                                                                                                                           After losing fellow senior
                                                                                                                         On Friday they’ll open their
                                                                                                                                                         running back Phillip Bayus to
                                                                                                                       season on the road at Pinnacle
                                                                                                                                                         a season-ending knee injury
                                                                                                                       looking to unleash an offense
                                                                                                                                                         in an Oct. 9 loss to Sandra
                                                                                                                       led by senior running back
                                                                                                                                                         Day O’Connor the Jaguars
                                                                                                                       Mike Contreras and fellow
                                                                                                                                                         made a switch at quarterback,
                                                                                                                       senior tight end Zack Brown.
                                                                                                                                                         putting then sophomore Trevor
                                                                                                                         Contreras enters the season
                                                                                                                                                         Bonifasi under center.
                                                                                                                       as the team’s leading returning
                                                                                                                                                           With Bayus out of the
                                                                                                                       rusher with 722 yards and
                                                                                                                                                         mix as a threat and an
                                                                                                                       seven touchdowns, while
                                                                                  Eric Rodriguez/The Foothills Focus                                     inexperienced           Bonifasi
                                                                                                                       averaging 4.63 yards per carry.
 Boulder Creek senior running back Mike Contreras, center, follows a convoy of blockers including senior                                                 getting on the job training at
 tight end Zack Brown, left, and junior DaRon Smith for a touchdown in Thursday’s scrimmage. The                         Brown meanwhile caught
                                                                                                                                                         quarterback Contreras said
 Jaguars, who finished second in the Northwest Region in 2009 will try to improve on a 7-4 season when                 a team best 31 passes for 476
 the 2010 season starts Friday. The Jaguars open the season on the road, with a 7 p.m. game at Pinnacle.                                                             BC football preview
                                                                                                                       yards and three touchdowns                        continued on page 6



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   Designer pays tribute to family with Anthem Veterans Memorial
                                                                                                                                 construction       considerations.   Day. “My intent was to make
                                                                                                                                 Palmer-Jones       says,     “The    Veterans Day significant and to
                                                                                                                                 committee members agreed that        distinguish it from any other day
                                                                                                                                 the overall feel of the Memorial     of the year by using the sun’s
                                                                                                                                 should be classical architecture     azimuth in Anthem at that exact
                                                                                                                                 similar to the monuments on          time,” explains Palmer-Jones.
                                                                                                                                 the Washington Mall, but with          Brick pavers inscribed with
                                                                                                                                 a decidedly contemporary             the names of U.S servicemen
                                                                                                                                 twist. When people see the           and women will form the Circle
                                                                                                                                 finished Memorial for the first      of Honor surrounding the marble
                                                                                                                                 time, we want them to instantly      pillars. The Circle will represent
                                                                                                                                 recognize that it is a significant   an unbreakable border and the
                                                                                                                                 Memorial and not just a piece of     pavers will symbolize support
                                                                                                                                 art in the park.”                    for the five pillars. Red brick
                                                                                                                                    An experienced painter            pavers, white marble pillars
                                                                                                                                 and sculptor, Palmer-Jones           and the blue sky represent the
                                                                                                                                 approached the Memorial              American flag.
                                                                                                                                 design as sculpture rather               “As Americans, we all owe
                                                                                                                                 than architecture.                   so much to our Veterans, and
                                                                                                                                    “I like to think of sculpting     hopefully this Memorial will
                                                                                                                                 as simply ‘painting from all         help express how proud we are
                                                                                                                                 sides.’ I tried not to get too       of them,” she said. “It has been
                                                                                                                                 caught up in the enormity of         my privilege to have a part in its
                                                                                                                                 the project,” she said. “If I had    development. I hope one hundred
                                                                                                                                 dwelled too deeply upon the          years from now our descendants
                                                                                                               Submitted photo
                                                                                                                                 significance of it, I might not      will still enjoy the Memorial and
Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones is the designer of the Anthem Veterans Memorial, which will be                                have been so free-thinking with      appreciate its symbolism.”
dedicated on November 11, 2011 in Anthem Community Park. The design includes five pillars, one for each                          the design concept.”                   The        Anthem       Veterans
branch of the U.S. military. A ring of honor will be dedicated to veterans, honoring their service with their                       She envisioned five marble        Memorial will be built in the
names, years of service and branch on an engraved paver.
                                                                                                                                 pillars in graduated sizes           Anthem Community Park, and
       YVONNE DOLBY                                uncle were veterans, so that’s          Palmer-Jones’s          original      representing the unity of the five   the opening ceremony will be
     SUBMITTED ARTICLE                             in my blood,” she said. “I have       concept for the Memorial was            branches of the United States        on November 11, 2011. For
  When Renee Palmer-Jones                          always admired the immense            sketched on a napkin over dinner        military. Precise alignment          information about the Anthem
was asked to create a design                       sacrifices that have been made,       with friends, but it included all       and elliptical openings in the       Veterans Memorial and how to
for the Anthem Veterans                            and are still being made, by          the basic elements of the design.       pillars will allow sunlight to       support the project, go to www.
Memorial, inspiration came not                     the many American veterans            Working with other members              pass through and illuminate a        OnlineAtAnthem.com and click
only from her talent as an artist,                 on behalf of our county. The          of the Memorial Planning                mosaic of The Great Seal of          on “Veterans Memorial.”
but also from a family legacy                      Anthem Veterans Memorial is a         Committee,           refinements        the United States at the foot of
of military service.                               gesture of gratitude toward all of    were made to accommodate                the pillars at 11:11 a.m. every
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                                                                      Jaguars volleyball aims to reach potential
                                                                                                                                                      void left by three-year starter
                                                                                                                                                      Lindsey Lovell.
                                                                                                                                                         “Kaitlin learned a lot from
                                                                                                                                                      Lindsey and you can see that
                                                                                                                                                      with how she’s playing this
                                                                                                                                                      year,” Holland said. “She’s
                                                                                                                                                      doing a good job with her
                                                                                                                                                      setting, but also talking out on
                                                                                                                                                      the court and being a leader.”
                                                                                                                                                         Vidhalm said she’s still
                                                                                                                  Marc Buckhout/The Foothills Focus
                                                                                                                                                      experimenting with how she’ll
                                                                      The Boulder Creek Jaguars varsity volleyball team, led by third-year            align her team.
                                                                      coach Sarah Vidhalm, will look to make a return trip to the 5A Div-II              “We probably will play a
                                                                      state tournament coming off a 24-13 season in 2009.                             6-2,” she said. “I’d like to use
                                                                                                                                                      both of them out there together.
                                                                           MARC BUCKHOUT                 number of likely options that
                                                                           MANAGING EDITOR                                                            My goal is to have three front
                                                                                                         could emerge.
                                                                                                                                                      line hitters on the court at all
                                                                                                            At the net senior middle
                                                                         Boulder Creek High School’s                                                  time. We’ll tests the waters
                                                                                                         blocker Kelsey Holland returns
                                                                      varsity volleyball team opens                                                   early in the season to see what
                                                                                                         following a 2009 season in
                                                                      the 2010 season Tuesday, a                                                      works best.”
                                                                                                         which she was second on the
                                                                      thought that has third year                                                        Defensively the team will
                                                                                                         team in kills with 120 and was
                                                                      coach Sarah Vidhalm eagerly                                                     turn to junior Haley Owen to
                                                                                                         the team-leader with 64 blocks.
                                                                      awaiting her first look at what                                                 lead the way.
                                                                                                            “Kelsey is an excellent
                                                                      this year’s team can be.                                                           “Hayley steps on the court and
                                                                                                         blocker and even though
                                                                         Following a 24-13 campaign                                                   she brings that intensity with
                                                                                                         she’s only 5-foot-9 she plays
                                                                      a season ago that included a 5A                                                 her every time,” Vidhalm said.
                                                                                                         a lot bigger than she is,”
                                                                      Div-II state tournament berth,                                                  “She’s just the whole package,
                                                                                                         Vidhalm said.
                                                                      the Jaguars enter the new                                                       very talented defensively.”
                                                                                                            Holland expects to elevate
                                                                      season looking to replace their                                                    Owen said this year’s
                                                                                                         her game this season.
                                                                      top two outside hitters and a                                                   team has what it takes
                                                                                                            “A lot of us haven’t ever
         First Saturday of Every Month                                three-year starter at setter.      been looked to as somebody to
                                                                                                                                                      to be successful.
                                                                         While that task sounds                                                          “We’re a lot different as a
                                                                                                         lead the team, but I’m looking
                                                                      daunting Vidhalm said the                                                       team,” she said. “But we want
                                                                                                         forward to that challenge,”
                                                                      potential for this year’s                                                       to keep the same reputation
                                                                                                         she said. “I’m excited. We
                                                                      team is high.                                                                   for the program that the teams
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                                                                         “Potential is probably the                                                   before us have built. We’ve
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                                                                         In just the second practice
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                                                                                                                                                      what it takes to finish top
                                                                      team it isn’t as if they have                                                   three again,” she said. “I feel
                                                                                                            At only 5-foot-5 Vidhalm
                                                                      an entirely green roster as                                                     like it’s a wild card season for
                                                                                                         said Teodoro will surprise
                                                                      the Jaguars return seven                                                        us because we have so many
                                                                                                         people with how well she
                                                                      varsity players, three of                                                       new players in new roles, but
                                                                                                         gets off the floor.
                                                                      which were starters.                                                            I think the girls will rise to the
                                                                                                            “I don’t let her use her height
                                                                         “These girls have playing                                                    occasion. I like the way they’ve
                                                                                                         as an excuse because she does
                                                                      experience, it’s just this                                                      already meshed. It’s a together
                                                                                                         have an impressive vertical,”
                                                                      particular group hasn’t had                                                     team that’s open to each
                                                                                                         the coach said. “We’ve just got
                                                                      much time playing together,”                                                    other. There’s a good bond on
                                                                                                         to put her in good spots to take
                                                                      she said. “And for a lot of them                                                and off the court.”
                                                                                                         advantage of it.”
                                                                      it’s going to be the first time                                                    After opening the season
                                                                                                            That task will fall in the
                                                                      they’re going to be in positions                                                with a 6 p.m. home match
                                                                                                         lap of the combo of junior
                                                                      where they’re going to be                                                       against Pinnacle on Tuesday
                                                                                                         setters      Kaitlin      Trujillo
                                                                      counted on heavily.”                                                            the Jaguars head south to play
                                                                                                         and Maisy Munson.
                                                                         The coach though sees a                                                      at La Joya on Sept. 2.
                                                                                                            Those two will try to fill the
 August 25, 2010                                                            The Foothills Focus                                                                                   page 5

                                                                                                                         the process Siebert said he’s       other visitors that are waiting
Pioneer Village
                                                                                                                         hopeful that by October the         with baited breath for a
Continued from page 1                                                                                                    museum is back up and running.      conclusion to the issue.
at its disposal it was not able to                                                                                         “We’re aiming at being back         “We have quite a few
bid more than $3.2 million, the                                                                                          in there by Oct. 9 to have a        weddings scheduled for the
appraised value for the land.                                                                                            grand reopening,” he said. “The     church on site,” Siebert said.
   On Aug. 13 Dave Siebert,                                                                                              problem is we don’t have access     “We have a bunch of brides that
president of the non-profit                                                                                              to the land right now and this is   are very concerned, because
Pioneer Arizona Foundation,                                                                                              one of the most valuable times      they don’t know if they’ll be
which operates the museum,                                                                                               of the year for us to be fixing     able to have their weddings
received a letter from the                                                                                               things up, working on upkeep        here. Right now we don’t know
Roles attorney ordering the                                                                                              and upgrades to some of the         what to tell them.”
facility shut by the end of the                                                                                          buildings. All that time is being     For information on Pioneer
day. The company gave the                                                                                                wasted right now.”                  Living History Museum visit
foundation until Aug. 29 to                                                                                                Beyond the 30,000 – 40,000        http://pioneeraz.org,    e-mail
vacate the museum.                                                                                                       school children that visit the      pioneerarizona@aol.com of call
   The city offered the real-                                                                                            museum each year, there are         623-465-1052.
estate entity owned by Eric and
Steve Roles $3.21 million for                                                        Marc Buckhout/The Foothills Focus
                                      Pioneer Living History Museum includes a church where many wedding
the 92 acres in north Phoenix         ceremonies are performed. With the status of the facility up in the air so
that the Roleses won at a             to are several scheduled weddings.
state-land auction in July. The
                                      a trickle down effect.                add to the atmosphere.”
Roleses outbid the city for the
                                         “Ben     Avery      {Shooting         Once a judge allows the
museum property by $10,000,
                                      Range Facility} and Pioneer           city to move forward with the
and the city’s offer is the same
                                      go together,” he said. “If you        condemnation, there will likely
price that the Roleses paid for
                                      were to lose Pioneer and bring        be a legal fight over the fair
the land this summer.
                                      in commercial and residential         market value of the land which
   Siebert said they were
                                      to that area I can just see the       the city will have to pay Great
given       notice     that    the
                                      complaints about the noise            Western Historical for seizing
water       would      be     shut
                                      at Ben Avery rolling in and           the property, a process that could
off at midnight.
                                      eventually causing the demise         take more than a year.                                                             Daily Specials
   The      lack     of     notice
                                      of Ben Avery. With Pioneer               While Pioneer is currently                                                        Breakfast,
put everyone involved with
                                      the noise from gun shots just         closed as the city works through                                                   Lunch & Dinner
Pioneer in a severe scramble
mode he said.                                                                                                                                                    8am - 9pm
   “It was 113 degrees on the 14th,
                                                                                                                           Weekly Dinner Specials (Served 3-9pm)
but we had a bunch of volunteers
out there rounding up all the                                                                                             MON: Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
hogs, sheep, geese, chickens,                                                                                                        & Soup or Salad $9.99
ducks, peacocks and goats on the                                                                                            TUES: All You Can Eat Spaghetti & Meat
property and finding volunteers                                                                                                  Sauce with Soup or Salad $8.99
who can keep them,” he said. “It                                                                                          WED: Balsamic Pork Tenderloin & 2 Sides $9.99
was a very stressful day.”
                                                                                                                           THURS: Gryo Platter with Pita Bread $9.99
   Deputy City Manager Rick
Naimark said since the city hasn’t                                                                                         FRI: Fish Fry with Fries & Cole Slaw $9.99
heard from the Roleses about                                                                                              SAT: 1/2 Rack Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $10.99
                                                                                                                            SUN: Prime Rib (10oz) & 2 Sides $11.99
the proposal, the condemnation
                                                   Restaura
will begin.
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   Eminent domain allows
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government entities to take                                                                                                          (SE Corner of 7th St. and Carefree Hwy.)

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                                                           Restaurant hours
private property with or               Wednesday thru Sunday 6am to 9pm (closed Monday & Tuesday)
without       the     landowner’s      •Sunday Breakfast Buffet $9.75 all you can eat 6am to 1pm
permission for public purposes         •Sunday Night Steak Special 10% off steaks
as long as the property owner          •Singing Guitar Player 8am till Noon                                                                          UNDER NEW
is fairly compensated.
   Siebert, a former member
                                       •Breakfast menu 6am to 12pm
                                       •Lunch/Dinner Menu Noon till 9pm
                                                                                                                                                     OWNERSHIP!
of the Phoenix City Council,           •Saturday night Prime Rib Special $21.99 and second one
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perfect scenario for the City          •Friday night all you can eat Fish Fry $9.75
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   “This is a public park, part of                                                                                                   Only $8.99
the park system that the people
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                                                  vehicles, from RVs, to horse           get things ready.”                465-7331. Olson said a
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                                                     Olson, who has spent the            installing a service area         works and will be found
                                                  past 13 years running similar          with five bays.                   at Anthemrv.com.
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                  Hair & Nails                       Boulder Creek 2010 schedule
                                                    2009: 7-4, lost in the 1st round
                                                                                        different level this season.”
                                                                                           Coach Dan Friedman said a
                                                                                                                              The defensive unit will once
                                                                                                                           again look to pressure opposing
                                                    of the 5A Div-II state playoffs
                                                                                        bigger and stronger offensive      quarterbacks, bringing blitzes

        Color Special                                     Aug. 27 at Pinnacle
                                                                                        line from a season ago also        from all over the field.
                                                                                        will allow the Jaguars to be          “We’re always blitzing,” said
                                                         Sept. 3 vs. Chaparral
                                                                                        more versatile.                    Brown, who not only plays
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                                                        Oct. 15 vs. Deer Valley         have grown, both in maturity       the other team’s quarterback. I
                                                                                        and in size after working in       don’t know how you get a read
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                                                                                        the weight room. We’re still       looking at how we line up.”
                                                       Oct. 29 at Willow Canyon         not going to be the biggest one       While Brown comes off a
             Jody’s Trucking                               Nov. 5 at Tolleson           around, but it’s certainly the     season in which he was second
                                                                                        biggest one we’ve had here at      in the team in sacks, with 5.5,
    “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service”       he felt the watchful eye of           Boulder Creek.”                    and earned all-region honors
               • Granite • ABC • Sand             opposing defenses gearing                Leading the way for the unit    at both tight end and defensive
                                                  up to stop him.                       will be senior Jacob Rodriguez,    end he’s excited about said
          •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders         “I think it made me a better       a 6-foot-3 240-pound guard         the depth of talent along the
              • Arena Sand • Rip Rap              player, especially as a runner        and junior Austin Farnlof, a       defensive line as eight players
            602-481-6481                          because the team needed me,
                                                  but with Phillip back and with
                                                                                        6-foot-3 250-pound guard.
                                                                                           That group figures to not
                                                                                                                           figure to see time in a rotation
                                                                                                                           that will allow the Jaguars to
                Buck@Jodystrucking.com            Trevor now being a junior             only open holes for Bayus          keep fresh lineman in the game
                                                  we have weapons all over the          and Contreras, but also allow      at all times. He said Farnlof at
                                                  field,” Contreras said.               Bonifasi time to find targets      defensive end and tackle James
                                                     Contreras        said       the    like his tight end Brown or        Vanderpool are two teammates
                                                  improvement at quarterback is         any number of receivers            in the trenches primed for big
                                                  one of the big keys.                  Friedman said have a chance        seasons.
                                                     “Trevor has studied the            to make impacts including             Among the front seven
                                                  offense and now he’s just             junior Marquis Bundy a             Friedman also expects big
                                                  smooth,” he said. “He knows           transfer from Cesar Chavez,        things from senior middle
                                                  his reads and knows where to          senior Harrison Stewart and                   BC football preview
                Private Independent Contractor    get the ball. I think we’ll be at a   sophomore Isaiah Huston.                           continued on page 7
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   “He’s a very intellectual      title, which Sandra Day            what happened to them last
player, Friedman said. “He        O’Connor took from the             year, you have Chaparral,
really    understands      what   Jaguars last season.               Marcos de Niza, Pinnacle
other teams are trying to do         The region also includes        and then Ironwood Ridge
and gets himself in position      fellow Deer Valley Unified         down in Tucson.”
to make plays. He’s a             School district teams in             With two of what the
great football player.”           Mountain Ridge, Goldwater          coach perceives as state
   Lining up along side Reber     and Deer Valley along with         contenders in the first two
will be junior Sean Pratt. As a   Willow Canyon, Valley Vista        weeks, at Pinnacle on Friday
sophomore Pratt recorded 92       and Kingman.                       and then Chaparral at home
tackles, good for second best        “That’s our first goal, to      on Sept. 3 Friedman’s crew
on the defense. Completing        win the region,” he said.          will get an early indication
group is junior Brandon           “You never overlook the            of how they stack up in the
Fuller, another player the        defending region champion.         5A Div-II ranks.
coaching staff is high on.        We’ll have to take it from           “Last year we went to
   “I’d like to say we’re         them. I also think Mountain        Chaparral and it was pretty
pretty balanced defensively,”     Ridge will have a very good        clear we weren’t at the same
Friedman said. “The stats         squad this season.”                level with them,” he said.
show we don’t give up the big        After    going      to    the   “This year I look at our team
play in the air. We put so much   quarterfinals in 2008 and          and feel we have a lot of good
pressure on quarterbacks that     being eliminated in the            athletes that should give us
those type of plays don’t have    opening round last year            a chance to compete with
time to develop.”                 Friedman said this year’s team     anybody as long as we can
   The secondary returns          has what it takes to advance       stay healthy. We’re excited to
senior Joe Simpson, at            deeper in this year’s playoffs.    get the season going.”
6-foot-4 and senior safety           “I really think if we stay
Branden Ronning. Harrison         healthy we can compete with
Stewart and Houston also          anybody in the state,” the coach
page 8                                                                                      The Foothills Focus                                                               August 25, 2010

                          Rollover results in                                                   Daisy Mountain Veterans come to aid of family
                          pair of fatalities                                                        STAFF REPORT                from the ATV. Al, 82,             will also be a 50/50 raffle
         STAFF REPORT                                      Daisy      Mountain     Fire’s                                       suffered     three    broken      and a silent auction.
                                                        Engine #143 was second on             The     Daisy    Mountain         ribs, a punctured lung, a           Tickets to the event are
  A one-vehicle          rollover                       the scene where they began          Veterans will be putting            broken shoulder and an            $10 at the door or $8 in
accident at 9:42 p.m. on Friday                         treating the patients. While two    on a pair of fundraisers to         injured hip that will require     advance. Advanced tickets
resulted in a pair of fatalities at                     of the patients were pronounced     raise money for Al Barkus,          a second surgery.                 can be purchased at the
67th Ave. and New River Road.                           dead on the scene a third was       a charter member of the                Tracy, a Greenway High         UPS, Edward Jones or North
  Phoenix Fire Department                               aerovacced to John C. Lincoln       local VFW, and his grand            School graduate and a             Valley Rain all in Anthem.
was first on scene finding a                            Deer Valley Hospital with           daughter following an ATV           college volleyball player           Daisy Mountain Veterans
burning car on the south side                           multiple trauma injuries.           accident earlier this month         at    Portland     University,    will also be accepting
of the road and all three of the                           The cause of the accident was    in which both sustained             was       paralyzed     from      donations     during    their
car’s occupants ejected.                                still under investigation.          serious injuries.                   the waist down.                   6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 bingo
                                                                                              Barkus,      who    helped           At 6 p.m. on Sept. 22          event, at their post located
                                                                                            start the local VFW, Daisy          Daisy Mountain Veterans           at 3701 W. Anthem Way
                                                                                            Mountain      Post    12031,        will have an event at The         #215 in Anthem.
                                                                                            in 2004 was riding an               Roadrunner Restaurant and           We Care Anthem also
                                                                                            ATV with his 21-year-old            Saloon, located at 47801 N.       has a fund that people can
                                                                                            granddaughter Tracy Vargas          Black Canyon Highway in           donate to through M and I
                                                                                            as well as her boyfriend as         New River.                        Bank, located at 3701 W.
                                                                                            passengers when the brakes             Food for the event will        Anthem Way #215.
                                                                                            went out on the vehicle.            include a barbecue meal with
                                                                                              All three were thrown             chips and coleslaw. There
                                                                                                                Ace fire put out without incident
                                                                                                    STAFF REPORT                Ace Hardware in Anthem,           Wilson, the department’s
                                                                                                                                3440 W Anthem Way.                PIO, said the minor fire was
                                                                                               Daisy      Mountain     Fire       The fire in the garden          extinguished before most of
                                                                                            Department responded to a           section of the store started      the unit even made it on scene.
                                                                                            fire just after 9 p.m. Saturday     when a pallet caught fire. Dave   No further damage was done.


                                                                                                             Politician’s Anthem visit postponed
                                                                                                    STAFF REPORT                for Sept. 3 due to the Labor        The sessions give the
                                                                                                                                Day Holiday weekend.              public an opportunity to ask
                                                                                              State      Senator       David       His next visit to the Anthem   Braswell questions about
                                                                                            Braswell, who represents            library, located on the campus    what’s going on at the state
                                                                                            District 6, will miss his monthly   of Boulder Creek High             level. On average they last
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       Seminar offered on solar energy




        STAFF REPORT                   “Arizona averages more than     money       down       programs
                                     300 sunny days each year,”        that allow households to
  SolarCity and the Foothills        said Brad Tobias of SolarCity.    make a fast transition to
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conducting a seminar that will       Arizona to harness the energy       Part-time     residents    are
enable homeowners to better          of the sun, there are numerous    encouraged to attend.
understand how to utilize            solar electric systems and          “We will discuss equipment
renewable energy and save on         providers. We’ll explain the      and programs that can
utility costs. The free one-hour     pros and cons of each and help    enable part-time residents to
Solar 101 event will be at 11 a.m.   the consumer wade through the     reduce their utility bills by
Aug. 28 at the FCF- Holland          many choices that are available   90 percent,” Tobias said.
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                                                                                                                                  community events
                                                                                                                  BENEFIT                                   All sales proceeds benefit
                                                                                                                  Book sale aids Desert                   the Desert Foothills Library.
                                                                                                                  Foothills Library                       For information, call the
                                                                                                                     Cave Creek’s Friends of the          Desert Foothills Library
                                                                                                                  Library Bookstore will have             at 480-488-2296 or visit
                                                                                                                  its latest book sale from 10            desertfoothillslibrary.org.
                                                                                                                  a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 3 at Desert
                                                                                                                  Foothills Library.                      Flea Market proceeds
                                                                                                                     The event, put on by the             aid children’s program
                                                                                                                  Friends of the Library Used               The Kiwanis of Carefree
                                                                                                                  Bookstore, will include offers          Flea Market will run from 8
                                                                                                                  for readers of every age                a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday at
                                                                                                                  including current and classic           the Dave Anderson Memorial
                                                                                                                  titles, authors and subjects            Building in Carefree.
                                                                                                                  including fiction and non-                Book lovers will have the
                                                                                                                  fiction all greatly discounted          opportunity to choose from
                                                                                                                  from the publisher’s suggest
                                                                                                                  retail price.                                         community events
                                                                                                                                                                           continued on page 14


                                                                                                                         Cave Creek Museum preps
                                                                                                                              for fall season
                                                                                                                           STAFF REPORT                   on the Shoger property. Artifacts
                                                                                                                                                          from this site have never been
                                                                                                                     As Cave Creek Museum                 exhibited before at the Museum.
                                                                                                                  prepares to re-open for the new            The Museum is seeking
                                                                                                                  season on Oct. 1, it is seeking a       volunteers of all ages for a
                                                                                                                  Japanese flag for its new military      variety of positions, including
                                                                                                                  exhibit. The exhibit will pay           docents and special project-
                                                                                                                  tribute to veterans of “then and        based positions. Experience
                                                                                                                  now” with a special emphasis on         is not necessary, though a
                                                                                                                  local community members who             background in public speaking,
                                                                                                                  served our nation so valiantly.         education, hospitality, retail and
                                                                                                                     “Now more than ever, we              merchandising, construction,
                                                                                                                  need to honor and support our           and digital media will be helpful.
                                                                                                                  veterans,” said Evelyn Johnson,         Docent training orientations for
                                                                                                                  executive director of Cave Creek        volunteers are being planned.
                                                                                                                  Museum. “The world is in such              While volunteers are needed
                                                                                                                  a state of turmoil, and we hope         now to build new exhibits, the
                                                                                                                  visitors will find our exhibit          Museum is in need of volunteers
                                                                                                                  significant and empowering.”            throughout the season for two
                                                                                                                     The Museum is also seeking           very large ongoing projects:
                                                                                                                  antique bottles and historical          Digitizing more than 20,000
                                                                                                                  flasks that date back more              documents and work to restore
                                                                                                                  than 50 years for a special             the historic Golden Reef Stamp
                                                                                                                  exhibit designed to showcase            Mill, Cave Creek’s original
                                                                                                                  the various uses and designs            10 stamp mill believed to
                                                                                                                  of the bottles.                         date back to 1880.
                                                                                                                     “We’re having fun planning              “These are two huge projects.
                                                                                                                  this exhibit. We have several           We have nearly 20,000
                                                                                                                  bottles in our collection room,         documents from our research
                                                                                                                  but we’re seeking all types,            library that need to be digitized
                                                                                                                  from perfume, baby, oil, and            and we welcome more help,”
                                                                                                                  apothecary to milk, soda,               Johnson said. “And, while we’ve
                                                                                                                  sarsaparilla, tonic, bitters, and       made tremendous progress
                                                                                                                  medicinal,” Johnson said.               restoring the Stamp Mill, we’re
                                                                                                                     The Museum is also planning          in need of more muscle and
                                                                                                                  to add a new “Homesteading              materials. We also have a great
                                                                                                                  Along the Creek” exhibit, which         need for fundraising assistance
                                                                                                                  will greet visitors as they enter the


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                   Musical Theatre of Anthem
                      earns recognition
                                                                         Wizard of Oz, Outstanding
                                                                         Supporting Actress in a Musical
                                                                         (ages 13 and under) to Maggie
                                                                         Eley as the Scarecrow in The
                                                                         Wizard of Oz, Peyton Wayne as
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                                                                         Outstanding Featured Actress in
                                                                         a Musical (ages 13 and under)
                                                                         to Taylor Ellsworth for her role
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                                                                         as Clarissa in Little Women and
 The National Youth Theatre Awards recognized Musical Theatre of         Madeline Wessel for her role as
 Anthem’s performance of The Wizard of Oz with numerous honors at        Young Amy in Little Women.
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                        pet of the week
                                                       to play fetch and will
                                                       bring the ball back to
                                                       you and drop it at your
                                                       feet. She is crate trained
                                                       and great with groups of
                                                       people. She will do the
                                                       rounds from one person
                                                       to another for some pet
                                                       time, and then repeat.
                                                       She is good with kids,
                                                       but may knock down
                                                       small ones. Coco would
                                                       do well in a family with
                                                       kids and someone who
                                                       will give her the exercise
                                                       and attention she needs.
                                                       She is a very sweet girl
                                                       with great potential!
                                                         If you would like more
                                                       information on Coco or
                                                       other dogs in need of
                                                       loving homes, please
                                                       contact Arizona Labrador
                                                       & Giant Breed Rescue at
                 COCO                                  www.azlabsandgiants.
                                         org. Coco’s adoption fee covers the
  Coco is a sensitive and affectionate   cost of her spay, vet check, heartworm
3-year-old chocolate girl who is         test, microchip, 5 in 1 vaccination,
adjusting to a confusing change in       Rabies and Bordatella vaccinations.
her life. She is good on the leash and   We also need foster homes, so please
enjoys a good walk or run. She loves     stop by our website to find out how
                                         you can help save a lab!
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                                                                         community events
                                                   Continued from page 10                      Ladies At Poker” features the same
                                                                                             ladies meeting at Suzie’s house to
                                                   hundreds 100 of books.
                                                                                             play poker, which they know little
                                                     Many sets of China dishware have
                                                                                             about. Suzie’s husband sticks his
                                                   been reduced. Shoppers will have
                                                                                             two-cents-worth in, and the game
                                                   the chance to furnish a kitchen with
                                                                                             disintegrates into a sharing of make-
                                                   appliances, cookware, and various
                                                                                             up and poker-bridge. As usual, men are
                                                   glassware. Lamps and used furniture
                                                                                             part of the discussion.
                                                   will be plentiful for both indoors and
                                                                                               Each comedy is about 25 minutes
                                                   outdoors. Purchase a painting or print
                                                                                             long. Performances will be Oct.
                                                   to complete a room.
                                                                                             15 and 16 at Cross of Christ
                                                     Various electronics, TVs, hardware,
                                                                                             Church. Rehearsals will be twice
                                                   toys, games, linens, sporting goods
                                                                                             a week starting after Labor Day,
                                                   and other items also will be available
                                                                                             with the schedule being arranged
                                                     Thos attending are asked to bring
                                                                                             among the cast.
                                                   their own bags. Cash, credit cards and
                                                                                               Proceeds from the show will benefit
                                                   checks (with I.D.) will be accepted.
                                                                                             Team W.I.S.H. For information
                                                   All proceeds benefit community
                                                                                             call    623-594-3832      or    e-mail
                                                   children’s programs
                                                                                             onthetowne@cox.net.
                                                     Dave Anderson Memorial Building
                                                   is located at 7177 E. Ed Everett Way      ARCHAEOLOGY
                                                   near the SW corner of Tom Darlington      Speaker gives presentation
                                                   and Cave Creek Road in Carefree.          on prehistoric farming
                                                     Kiwanis is a 501c3 organization.           Dr. John Hohmann will speak
                                                   Donations are tax deductible. Items       on “Archaeological Evidence of
                                                   can be dropped off at the flea market     Prehistoric Upland Desert Farming,”
                                                   building, Wednesdays 1:30 P.M. -          during the 7 p.m. Sept. 8, meeting of
                                                   4:00 P.M. and Saturdays 9:00 A.M. –       the Arizona Archaeological Society,
                                                   Noon. Call 480-488-8400 for pick up.      Desert Foothills Chapter at The Good
                                                     For      information       go      to   Shepherd of the Hills.
                                                   KiwanisCarefree.org         or     call      Hohmann has served as Chief
                                                   480-488-8400.                             Archaeologist and Senior Principal




          TONTO
                                                                                             Investigator for the Louis Berger
                                                   PERFORMANCES
                                                                                             Group (an international consulting
                                                   Tap show comes
                                                                                             firm) for the last 23 years and has
                                                   to Cactus Shadows
                                                                                             a total of 36 years of experience
                                                     Double Bass Productions and tap
                                                                                             in     conducting      archaeological
                                                   dance artist Mike Wittmers present an
          Bar & Grill at Rancho Mañana             energetic dance experience, “Scuff’d
                                                   Up!” offers nonstop rhythmic tap
                                                                                             investigations throughout the United
                                                                                             States and the world.
                                                                                                The Good Shepherd of the Hills
              A Taste of Native Arizona
                                                   dancing back by a five-piece band
                                                                                             (Community Building), 6502 E. Cave
                                                   and guest vocalist Jenn Grinels at 7
                                                                                             Creek Road is located in Cave Creek,
                                                   p.m. Thursday – Saturday and at 2
                                                                                             next to Dairy Queen.
   Join us for                                     p.m. on Sunday at Cactus Shadows
                                                   Fine Arts Center.
                                                     The show is driven by classic rock
                                                                                             HEALTH

    Lunch or                                       and blues favorites. Tickets are $15
                                                   and may be purchased by calling
                                                                                             Alzheimer support
                                                                                             group meets
                                                                                               An Alheimer’s support group meets
   Dinner and                                      1-888-41-scuff or at scuffdup.com.
                                                     Cactus     Shadows      Fine   Art
                                                                                             from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at
                                                                                             REMAX/First American Title.
   Enjoy the                                       Center is located at 33608 W.
                                                   60th St. in Scottsdale.
                                                                                               The free group meets the fourth
                                                                                             Saturday of each month, giving

   Fresh Taste                                     On The Towne auditions
                                                   for Ladies at Poker show
                                                                                             participants a forum to share feelings,
                                                                                             concern, information along with tools
                                                                                             and encouragement. REMAX/First
   of Summer                                         On The Towne Community Theatre
                                                   will audition for “Ladies at Lunch”,
                                                                                             American Title is located at 3701 W.
                                                                                             Anthem Way. For information call
                                                   and “Ladies At Poker”, from 1 – 4
                                                                                             623-910-6072.
          O                                        p.m. on Saturday or from 5 – 7 p.m.
                                                   Sunday at 42207 N. 45th Drive.            Chronic pain support group
    Open Daily                                       The “Ladies at Lunch”, is about
                                                   six active mature ladies who meet
                                                                                             meets along Carefree Highway
                                                                                               American Chronic Pain Association,
   11AM - 9 PM                                     for lunch each week. Between
                                                   their arranging of chairs, sharing
                                                                                             a group designed to help people in
                                                                                             pain deal with their problems, has
                                                   OTC       medications,    discussing
  480-488-0698 TontoBarAndGrill.com
                                                                                             a local chapter that meets from 6 -
                                                   mammograms and men, they give the                             community events
                                                   waiter and manager a really bad day.                             continued on page 15
 August 25, 2010                                                        The Foothills Focus   page 15

             community events
Continued from page 14            or    email:   fkesselman@
                                  cox.net. NVJCA meets at
7:30 p.m. the first and third
                                  3434 W. Anthem Way, Suite
Tuesday of every month at
                                  118-198 in Anthem.
Azools Bar and Grill at 3134
W. Carefree Highway.              FILM
  The North Phoenix group         PVCC offers
will cater toward veterans,       festival schedule
but also is open to the general      The     Paradise     Valley
public. There is no cost to       Community College division
attend the meetings. Utilizing    of Fine and Performing Arts
skills taught at ACPA             presents their 2010-2011
meeting will allow members        lineup for The Film Festival
to become actively involved       beginning Sept. 1.
in their own recovery. The           The festival features four
support members receive at        films in the fall semester
group meeting will enable         starting with Shall We Dance,
them to continue to make          one of Japan’s most successful
progress. ACPA groups are         comedies, which tells the
meant to offer a support          story of a shy businessman
system to members, as well        who secretly attempts to live
as teach skills, which will       out his unfulfilled passion as
enable members to cope with       a ballroom dancer without
the day-to-day situations.        his family’s knowledge. The
  For information contact         films are screened at 6:30
Jerry      Abrahamson        at   p.m. Wednesday evenings
602-741-8992 or acpa@             in PVCC’s Center for the
abrahamson.us.http://www.         Performing Arts, 18401
cavecreekthievesmarket.com.       N. 32nd St., west of the
                                  Union Hills exit off SR-51.
Class aids those with
                                  Admission to all films is free.
drinking issues
                                  For information about the
  Alcoholics      Anonymous
                                  festival or the films, contact
meets at 7 p.m. every Monday
                                  Gary Zaro at 602-787-6553.
at the Calvary Chapel at
Tuscani Point.                    DANCE
  Newcomers are welcome           Junior class offered
to the open meetings. The           The National League of
church is located off of 7th      Junior Cotillions offers dance
St. and Carefree Highway          instruction to boys and girls
on the southeast corner.          in sixth through eight grade
For information call 602-         beginning Sept. 14.
549-2923 or 480-452-6548.           The five instructional
                                  classes teach the basic
RELIGION
                                  steps of Waltz, Fox Trot,
North Valley Jewish
                                  Cha Cha, Swing, Tango
association schedules
holiday events                    and line dancing. The five
  The North Valley Jewish         instructional classes are
Community Association has         Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16,
a series of events coming up      Jan. 11 and Feb. 8. Classes
in September. The group has       are 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah events at 7           Classes will be at Moon
p.m. on Sept. 8 and another       Valley Country Club, located
one at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9. They    at 151 W. Moon Valley
will also have Yom Kippur         Drive in Phoenix.
events at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17
                                  SAFETY
and at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18.        CERT training offered
  The annual membership,          by Daisy Mountain Fire
which includes High Holiday         Daisy     Mountain     Fire
services, is $70 per person.      Department will conduct
  Additional information and/     free Community Emergency
or membership application         Response Team (CERT)
please call Helene Padawer        training on Thursdays from 7
at 623-551-7999 or email:         – 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 2.
hpadawer@cox.net or Fran                      community events
Kesselman at 623-322-0957                        continued on page 18
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                                                             real estate for real people
                                            Columnist examines ugly numbers
   Sometimes during discussion      see the direction we are going.       increase in lending, no help         is that while we are witnessing                                due to futility of the loan
regarding what is happening in      Numbers help us determine if          from those that got us here (the     a dramatic drop in buying                                      mod process. The rest have
the economy / real estate market,   what we are doing is productive       banks / government) and no           (as predicted), the number of                                  simply walked away.
we hear general and often           or not. For example, the average      true leadership from the elected     listings continue to increase.                                    Looking back to 2009, we see
sweeping terms. We hear words       life span during the Roman            officials, the latest numbers        To make matters worse, many,                                   that total foreclosures throughout
like recession/ depression,         Empire was 28 years, during           were not hard to predict at          if not most of the new listings                                the nation reached 2.8 million, a
economic down turn, rising debt,    Colonial America it was 25, the       least not for those being honest     are distressed sales (either short                             21 percent increase over 2008,
falling consumer confidence,        average current world life span       about our predicament.               sales or foreclosures). These                                  and a 120 percent rise compared
downward pressure on the            is 67.2 with the average in the          After trillions of dollars        numbers clearly show that we                                   to 2007. Most of these happened
markets, increased inventory        US now up to 77.9.                    spent to prop up banks, car and      are going in the wrong direction                               in California, Florida, Nevada,
/ falling demand and more.             These numbers show how             insurance companies, and to          and as inventory continues to                                  and of course Arizona.
Of course, by themselves, all       progress in living conditions         produce jobs, we are left with       increase and demand slows,                                        As the economy continues to
of these terms have meaning,        and medical care, among other         some pretty disparaging results      prices have only one way to go                                 struggle and the real estate crises
but when we start to see the        reasons, have led to an increase      that only point to more pain         and that is down.                                              spreads throughout the rest of
numbers behind these words,         of nearly 50 years.                   ahead. So take a moment to chew         When we dig a little deeper,                                the country, foreclosure fillings
we then get a clearer picture of       Sadly, the numbers you are         on some of the numbers, but be       we see that 26 percent of the                                  are projected to reach nearly
the magnitude of the problems       about to read do not show             sure to have some Pepto Bismol       homes sold in the last six months                              four million in 2010. Looking
we face. Sometimes the picture      progress, but instead they show       near in case you feel sick.          were shorts sales. However,                                    out further, the WSJ just released
these numbers paint is not very     a continued retreating as it             The following numbers will        with nearly 50 percent of all                                  a study that predicts between 21
pleasant. However, putting your     relates to the real estate markets.   show the recent history in real      active listings in many areas                                  -24 million foreclosures will take
head in the sand is not going to    The following numbers expose          estate sales, which we can           of the valley being short sales,                               place between 2008 and 2013.
change the reality.                 what we have been predicting          effectively use as a forecaster      the data tells us that only about                              Since nearly all predictions
   Numbers are a tool to help us    for many months and show              of future trends. Currently there    half of the short sales are                                    have been on the low side, I can
understand the relative degree of   that our local and national real      are 43,000 homes listed for sale     coming to a successful close.                                  imagine this number getting
both good and bad for anything      estate market is continuing to        on MLS in the greater Phoenix        (This is largely due to the                                    larger and extending out longer.
one is attempting to measure.       decline. This is namely due to        area. This number is up from         incompetency of the lenders.)                                     A      major     reason      the
Numbers unlike people do not        the expiration of the ill advised     41,500 in June and 37,000 this          A quick look of the tax records                             foreclosures will continue to
lie. However, as I will show        tax credit, which pulled too          time last year. (At the peak of      reveals tens of thousands of                                   rise is the $2.5 trillion in Alt-A
in the coming weeks, people         many buyers forward leaving           buying in 2005, there were less      homes throughout the valley                                    and negative amortization
can and do hide, disguise and       a void that will surely produce       than 6,000 homes on MLS).            have trustee sale notices on                                   loans that are expected to reset
misuse numbers all the time.        much more harm than the credit        Overall, sales are down more         them. However, many of these                                   starting July 2010 and running
In this article, my intent is to    did good. Because there has           than 26 percent from the same        homes are not listed for sale                                  through August 2012. Add to
present some recent numbers         been no meaningful help for           time last year. The total number     on the MLS. Some of these                                      this the number of unemployed
to help you see the reality of      struggling homeowners and no          of listings are up by nearly 1,300   homeowners may be attempting                                   and under employed, which is
what is taking place in our         improvement in the economy,           from the previous month while        to do a loan mod, but tragically,                                          real estate for real people
real estate market.                 we will see more and more             total sales were down by almost      most will end up in foreclosure                                                               continued on page 18
   Often numbers can be a           foreclosures. Without adding          1,500 units over last month for
measuring stick to see how we       jobs while having no increase         a net increase in inventory of
are doing as well as a means to     in consumer confidence, no            2,800. What is most disturbing
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                                                                            opinions & letters
   Improving medicine and the economy                                                                                     Self deprecating humor
          requires innovation                                                                                             quiets political critics
                                                                                                                    We are told hourly that            that pompous or self-important.
  The federal government just       technologies -- like wind               biotech firms are themselves         our national mood grows               Even though I’m up here — in
announced that the nation’s         turbines and nuclear power              small businesses, so payroll tax     even sourer. Referring to             this office — on this elevated
unemployment rate is still          -- could emerge as viable               relief would accomplish two          the meltdown of the flight            platform, I don’t consider
hovering around 10 percent.         competitors to coal, oil, and           goals: bolstering America’s          attendant who, after allegedly        myself any better than any of
Voters have seized on this          natural gas. These industries           commitment to a strong biotech       enduring abuse from belligerent       you sitting out there.”
news by demanding that their        will need plenty of workers.            sector and creating new jobs.        passengers, lost his temper              There was no gag writer
leaders find a way to drive that       Another sector that’s poised            Leaders of both parties have      and exited the aircraft by the        present when Reagan was asked
number down.                        to take off is biotechnology.           already spoken in general            emergency chute, Democratic           by a reporter to autograph a
  Indeed, a recent Gallup           Between 2008 and 2009, the              terms in approvingly of this         pollster Peter D. Hart quipped:       poster photo of him and his
poll found that 31 percent of       industry’s income jumped                initiative. A bipartisan move        “I think it’s a ‘JetBlue’ election.   chimp co-star in “Bedtime for
Americans view the economy          ninefold -- from $400 million           like this is essential given         Everyone is frustrated, and           Bonzo.” Reagan wrote, “I’m the
as the most important problem       to $3.7 billion. The venture            the fact that unemployment           everyone is headed for the            one with the watch.”
facing the country today;           capital raised by American              remains incredibly high.             emergency exit.”                         During the 1980 campaign,
22 percent saw jobs as the          biotech        companies          hit      The federal government               In dark times, the nation needs    after Reagan incorrectly insisted
nation’s main concern. A            $4.6 billion last year. And             should also provide provide          to be able to have a good laugh.      that trees cause more pollution
recent Fox News/Opinion             biotech firms themselves                taxes incentives for “angel”         No recent American leader             than automobiles, he arrived for
Dynamics poll revealed that         invested nearly $45 billion             investment funds, which              understood that better than former    a speech on a California college
one in three registered voters      in      U.S.-based         research     supply much of the start-up          President Ronald Reagan. In           campus, where some wiseguy
viewed jobs and the economy         projects last year.                     capital for entrepreneurs.           1987, when confidence in the          grad student had hung a sign on
as the top priority for the            Nationally, biotech companies           Longer term, our leaders          president’s judgment, following       a tree: “Cut me down before I
federal government.                 are directly responsible for            must improve science and             the secret sending of arms            kill again.” To his credit, Reagan
  As President Obama has            686,000 jobs -- and that number         math education in our public         to Iran, was slipping and the         laughed heartily at the needle.
pointed out, the economy has        is growing. What’s more, the            schools. Too many students           animosity between White House            Once a political leader
actually started creating jobs      products of biotech research            with interest or aptitude in         chief of staff Donald Regan and       voluntarily lampoons his own
-- 83,000 in June alone. But        -- cutting-edge medicines               these subjects don’t receive the     first lady Nancy Reagan was an        liabilities, it becomes more
signs of life in the economy        -- often save taxpayers                 support and instruction they         open secret and there was press       difficult for adversaries or the
have also caused more people        money by reducing overall               need. Today’s children will          speculation about whether the         press to continue to harp on
to re-enter the workforce            healthcare expenses.                   comprise the next generation         76-year-old president still had       them without sounding like
and actively search for work.          Green jobs and biotech               of energy scientists and             the required energy to handle         scolds. John F. Kennedy was
That’s why the unemployment         jobs aren’t just for people             medical researchers. Our             the demands of the office, Mr.        secure enough to answer a
rate has edged higher.              with PhDs. In both industries,          schools must produce top-            Reagan had this to say to the         young child’s question on how
  Lawmakers can do more to          construction workers, food-             flight students -- or innovative     Gridiron dinner: “1986 was            JFK had become a naval hero
create employment opportunities,    service providers, accountants,         companies will be forced to set      the year of hostile takeover          in World War II this way: “It
enable entrepreneurship, and        facilities       managers,       lab    up shop elsewhere.                   attempts, inside maneuverings,        was involuntary. They sank my
aid business creation. Stimulus     assistants,       and     countless        If our leaders fail to position   high-stakes intrigue — and that       boat.” In the late summer of
funds and emergency federal         others are needed.                      America to take advantage            was just at the White House.”         2010, Americans desperately
aid certainly helped stop the          Thus, investments in these           of the growth opportunities             He continued: “Nancy and           need leaders who can help
bleeding during the height of       industries have a multiplier            portended       by      emerging     Don Regan at one point tried          us laugh again. Leaders like
the economic downturn. But to       effect on employment -- dollars         industries, our economy will be      to patch things up. They met          Reagan and JFK and the late
foster job creation over the long   spent on hiring new research            no better off 30 years from now      privately over lunch, just the        beloved Arizona Rep. Morris
haul, our leaders must encourage    scientists lead to the creation         than it is today. By supporting      two of them and their food            K. “Mo” Udall, who joked after
private-sector growth and           of jobs in other industries.            biotech, alternative energy,         tasters.” Then, to critics of his     he lost 14 presidential primaries
investment -- particularly             The government can take              and other innovative sectors,        less than dawn-to-dusk work           in 1976 to Jimmy Carter,
in the next generation              some simple steps to cultivate          lawmakers can expedite the           schedule, Reagan had this to          just 12 years after Sen. Barry
of innovative industries.           innovative         sectors      like    creation of new jobs and             say: “It’s true hard work never       Goldwater had been trounced by
  The American economy has          biotech and alternative energy          set the national economy             killed anybody, but I figure, why     Lyndon Johnson, that “Arizona
fundamentally changed over the      and set this country up for             back on its feet.                    take the chance?”                     is the only state where mothers
last few decades. Regrettably,      sustainable job growth.                    Douglas E. Schoen was a              Humor, most especially self-       don’t tell their children they
many manufacturing jobs that           In the short term, policymakers      campaign consultant for more         deprecatory humor, where a            can grow up to be president.” It
have disappeared in recent          should encourage private-sector         than 30 years and is the author      political leader publicly kids his    would be a welcome antidote to
years aren’t coming back. But       employers to make new hires --          of “Declaring Independence:          own perceived weaknesses and          the bitter, ill-tempered sourness
jobs in emerging industries         and retain current employees --         The Beginning of the End of          errors, sends an emphatically         now afflicting our body politic.
can take their place -- if we       by enacting a payroll tax holiday.      the Two-Party System.”               positive message about that              To find out more about Mark
support them.                       Such a holiday would especially                                              leader’s emotional security. The      Shields and read his past
  Take green jobs. In the near      benefit entrepreneurs and small                                              politician who can laugh easily       columns, visit the Creators
future, alternative energy          businesses owners. Many                                                      at himself tells his audience and     Syndicate web page at
                                                                                                                 the nation that “I’m really not       www.creators.com.

 The Foothills Focus encourages submissions from the public for the editorial page. Respond to the columnists, fellow letter writers, or let us know about
 something all together different making an impact in your community. Submissions should be kept to less than 400 words. Send letters to ffeditorial@hotmail.com. If e-mail is
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                                                real estate for real people                                                                                                                    accounting
Continued from page 16                    to see the median price drop           loss of job or being unable to       producing jobs, we can expect
more than 20 percent by some              further. Currently in metro            qualify for a loan. In addition,     these numbers to continue
estimates and the massive                 Phoenix, the median home               because of the tax credit pulling    whether we like the picture
amount of homeowners (2 out 3             price has fallen from $128,000         buyers forward, there are simply     they paint or not. Until next                                     ACCOUNTING &
in Phoenix) that are desperately          in June to $125,000 this July          less buyers. Lastly, many buyers     time – keep seeking the truth                                      TAX SERVICE
underwater, one can easily see            and is expected to drop to             now feel the market is going         and remember - the numbers                                          Terri Hall, E.A.
why there will be no relief in            $120,000 by September.                 down lower and are choosing          don’t lie…Robert Holt, CDPE/                                      5901 W. Northview
the number of foreclosures any              What is also concerning is           to wait. This is the classic cause   SFR and Christina Holt GRI/                                       Glendale, AZ 85301
time soon. This is especially             that in July, investors were           of deflation, which we have          CSSN/SFR of The [HOLT]                                                623-939-0598
true since there is no real help          behind more than 21 percent            spoken of in past articles.          Group, RE/MAX Sonoran                                            hallactg@aol.com
for the struggling homeowner.             of all home sales, which means           The end result is that no          Hills. For information, visit
   This is made evident by the            that despite unprecedented             matter how low interest rates        www.TheHoltGroupAZ.com                                                  a/c - heating
fact that pre-foreclosures rose           low interest rates, the average        or home prices are, too many         or call 623-748-9583 and
34 percent in July. If many of            homebuyer does not have much           homes for sale and too few           tell us your thoughts.
those homes are foreclosed on             of an appetite to buy.                 buyers will continue to drive
and go up for resale, expect                For many would-be buyers             down home prices. Until we get
                                          they simply cannot buy due to          this economy going again and

                                                       community events
Continued from page 15                    overwhelms or delays the               Road in New River. A ninth             While           full           CERT
  Developed         by      the           community’s       professional         evening class is offered as          membership              is       ideal-
Department of Homeland                    response, CERT members                 a make-up session. Only              and        certainly           needed




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Security this 24 hours of                 can assist others by applying          residents that make it to eight      and appreciated!
training is provided over the             the basic response and                 classes receive a certificate          Register         at        CERT@
course of eight weeks.                    organizational skills that             of completion.                       D a i s y M o u n t a i n F i r e . o rg .
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personnel to train members of             These skills can help save             maintain and refine their            phone          number                and
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organizations, or workplaces              disaster until help arrives.           and deployable incidents             Questions can be directed
in basic response skills. CERT              Training is open to anyone           at local, state, and regional        to Paul Schickel, DMFD
members are then integrated               who is at least 18 years               levels. CERT members may             Citizen Corps Coordinator
into the emergency response               old and will be at Daisy               also assist with other projects      at 623-695-1424.
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           Contractor                                                                                                                                                              Stamped Concrete
                                                    Kristin O. Wurr, ESQ                    • Computer Diagnostics          •First aid and CPR trained, former practical nurse
                                                                                                                                                                                   Concrete Decking
                                                                                                                            •Mon - Fri 6am - 6pm
           $500 Value for                              (All Anthem Residents)               • Shocks • Timing Belts         •Close to I-17, near 27th Ave & New River Rd.
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       electrical                          glass                                                             handyman/remodels

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        Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                             Single Items
      Service Upgrades
        Extra Circuits
                                                                                                               Service - Repairs
                                                                                                               Residential – Commercial                    Multiple Loads
 Ceiling Fans & All Lighting
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      Troubleshooting
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                               Desert Hills, Cave Creek, Carefree,
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 •Pads                            National Lifetime Warranty
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 •Granite Driveways              Financing Options Available
                                                                                                                                                         Hauling & More         • Granite • ABC • Sand
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                                                                                                                                                             Landscape Rock
                                                                                                                •River Rock • Fill Dirt                                    •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders
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                                                                                                                                                            Madison Materials
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                                                                               Upgrades                                                                                                                    602-349-0577
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Private Independent Contractor


                                                                          and Maintenance
                                                                            No job to small
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           M&H
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Landscaping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Licensed •Bonded
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Custom Landscaping • Flagstones
                                                                                                                                                                                                          BBQs • Sprinkler & Drip Systems
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                                A Solid Rock                         .   looking for!
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                               Remodeling LLC                        .
                                                                     I’ll call you back
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Manuel Olguin
        flooring                                                     .
                                                                     I’ll be there when promised             Landscape
 Quality Installations
                                Licensed & Bonded
                                   ROC# 216432
                                                                     .
                                                                     I’ll do the job right the first time
                                                                     I’ll clean up when I’m finished          Hauling                                                                                      Sprinkler Repair
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            & Installation
   Tim Myer-Installer

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                                18 Years Experience                       find out what reliability                                                     Base boards, blinds, shutters, ceiling fans,       Service
    Free design                                                                really means.                   Bobcat Service’s                        cabinets, light fixtures cleaned, vacuuming
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      experience                 Interior & Exterior                                                           Grading Available                            Move In & Move Out, One Time                  •Guaranteed
                                                                     Free Estimates given and                                                               Cleaning, Weekly, Bi-Weekly &
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                                Call Mike Allen                      work scheduled promptly                 Call For Best Prices                                        Monthly.                         •12 Years Experience
    Tile, Stone, Wood,                                                                                                                                   Servicing Anthem to Cave Creek, New
                                                                                                               602-403-2889
  Laminate, Vinyl & Carpet
                               602-350-5122                              Bill Deckman                                                                                                                    “No Job To Big Or Small”
                                                                                                                                                             River, N. Scottsdale & beyond
       Backsplash &
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   262-945-6760
                                 Desert Hills Resident
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August 25, 2010                                                                           The Foothills Focus                                                                         page 21

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                                                                                  Lighting • Curbing • Turf
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                                                                                                                                                                               pet sitting
    •Maintenance
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 •Irrigation Repairs
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    •Landscaping
    •Hardscaping
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                                                                                                                    •Epoxy Floors
  •Design, Install &                                                                                                •Multi-Spec Coatings
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                                                                                                                                             Experience
•General Contracting                     LANDSCAPING, LLC                      BILLY/DAVID                                                  Commercial &
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                                                   •Block Walls
 Landscaping/Hardscaping                                                         All phases of Masonry,
  M&J General Contracting
                                                   •Pavers                                                                                   New Construction
                                                   •Landscape Lighting       Stucco, Block, Brick, Flagstone,
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•Maintenance                                 GOT WEEDS?                                                            Painting,LLC            $175 per room (Walls Only)
                                                                                                                                                                               plumbing
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•Design & Install                                                                                                Interior/Exterior         Repaint 2,500 Sq. Ft. Home
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          plumbing
           plumbing                            pools                          pools                       storage                          water heaters                    water treatment

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                                                                      Reliable and Dependable                                                Water Heater
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                                      ESTIMATES                                                  34695 S. Old Blk Cyn Hwy                                   Installed
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                                                                           For 22 Years
                                     623-308-4874                                                   tile installation                   50 Gallon Bradford
                                                                            Call Tim at
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                                          FREE                        623-297-7581                                                            Heater
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                                                                             roofing
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                                                                                                                                           Installed Plus Tax               wells & pumps
                                                                                                                                      623-551-PIPE
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• Water Heaters
                                                                                                       tree service
• Drain Cleaning
• Water Softeners
• R.O. Systems
• Leaks
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                                                                                                                                     to exsisting
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                                         Uniformed Employees            Doing Business
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                                                                          Since 1943                                                 Yearly R.O. Filter
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                                      $25 OFF with this ad!                                                                                                      (7473)
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                                                                       Com.ROC# L42-100772                                              Bonded & Insured
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CRAFTS PEOPLE/ARTISANS needed for               eliminate penalties, interest charges &        Apply 2-4pm 8941 North Black Canyon             Round Pen. 10 minute ride to Larkyn             job to small. Licenced and Bonded. free
Holiday Boutique, Nov. 20th in Anthem.          tax liens! SETTLE IRS BACK TAXES. NO           Highway, Phoenix, AZ 7470 South Priest          Arena. Endless trail riding. $225 a month.      estimates 623-742-7927
Call Jan 623-551-3024                           OBLIGATION. CONFIDENTIAL CALL.                 Drive, Tempe, AZ 7704 West Bell Road,           602-618-9509                                    I will Clean your home. 14yrs local
              ADOPTIONS                         American Tax Relief, 1-800-317-9712.           Glendale, AZ 6455 East Southern Ave,            ADOPT HORSES rescued from slaughter!            experience. $12/hour. Your supplies. Good
                                                FREE CONSULTATION.                             Mesa, AZ                                        Rehabilitated & ready for families.             references. 623-434-8125
PREGNANT?                   CONSIDERING
ADOPTION? A childless energetic,                               FIREWOOD                        TOW TRUCK DRIVER. part time - back up           Volunteer,donate or sponsor also!                         PETS & SUPPLIES
spiritual, committed couple seeks to            Cave Creek Firewood.com has Camping            driver, clean MVR and 3 years experience.       Dreamchaser Rescue an accredited                Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake
adopt. Financially secure. Healthcare           or Cooking wood. We have Oak, Pecan,           Desert Hills Towing 623-465-9522                American Sanctuary and a 501c(3)                proofing for all breeds of dogs. New
professionals. Expenses paid. Gil & Dave        Mesquite, Juniper, or Pine for a lower         Drivers: Co. Flatbed & Pneumatic Tank.          registered charity is in need of donations.     River location. 480-215-1776         www.
1-888-580-ADOPT(2367).                          price. We Deliver. 602-228-4311                For HCT. Up to $.40 per mile. CDL-A, 2yrs,      Funds, tack, supplies or just your time.        vipervoidance.com
              ADULT CARE                                    GARAGE SALES                       exp req. Clean MVR. David 800-635-7687          Also looking for special people to sponsor      FREE Kittens. 1st shots, litter trained.
Wildflower Senior Assisted Home, LLC            YARD SALE Saturday, Aug. 28th 7am-             x1055 M-F 8am-4pm only                          our sanctuary mares. These mares will live      Please call 480-241-7574 or 480-246-
is a boutique level residential care home       1pm. 2847 West Wells Ct. Anthem.               RETAIL SALES OPENING ANTHEM.                    out their lives here at the ranch. Also have    6135
in N.Phx for “Ladies Only”, located in                        GOLF CARTS                       MINIMUM 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE.                     several horses available for adoption.
                                                                                                                                               Now offering riding lessons & trail rides       REMEMBER TO ADOPT!<< Maricopa
the beautiful Sonoran Foothills just            1997 Club Car Carry-all, gas, tilt bed,        SUCCESSFUL      TRACK      RECORD.
                                                                                                                                               to feed the horses” 623-910-6530 www.           County Animal Care and Control 602-
south of the Carefree Highway & east            many new parts, perfect for ranch,             RESULT      ORIENTED       PERSON,
                                                                                                                                               dreamchaserhorserescue.org or email             506-PETS. www.pets.maricopa.gov
of I-17. Wildflower is own/managed by           TITLED. $2000 obo. 623-465-8131                REQUIRING     LITTLE    DIRECTION.
an RN who is on site daily. For more                                                           SALARY PLUS INCENTIVES. MUST                    susan@dunrovinranch.com                         Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful
                                                             HELP WANTED
information please visit our website @                                                         BE ABLE TO SELL. FAX RESUME TO                                     MISC.                        dogs    for  adoption.   480-488-5711
www.WildflowerSeniorAssistedHome.                       Light Outbound                         623-551-6256 CALL 623-551-6255 FOR              Longaberger® Baskets, Pottery & Home            SundustSDA@aol.com
com or call 602-697-8220                                 Phone Work                            INTERVIEW                                       Decor,www.longaberger.com/kayjenne
            ATV/CYCLE/ETC
1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted
                                                     Calling for Dental Plan
                                                       Hours: 10:30 am
                                                                                               Hair Stations Available. Rental Only. Contact
                                                                                               Brandy at Magnolias. 623-465-2999
                                                                                                                                               SPA w / cover- round redwood, seats
                                                                                                                                               4-6, needs pump, $500 obo, New River
                                                                                                                                                                                                      TOP DOLLAR
by private party. Must be complete 50cc to                 to 2:30 pm                                                                          602-316-9239
                                                                                               COUPLE TO MOVE TO DATELAND, AZ
500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-
518-4023                                           Salary: $250 per week                       for maintenance and cleaning positions at       Regency Gas Stove Fireplace insert.
                  AUTOS
                                                        Must Be Local                          new Dateland Travel Center. Background          Natural or LP gas. New. Save 50 percent.
                                                        602-765-0110                           check required. 928-446-9332.                   $1500. Installation assistance optional RS
KODIAK 4500 gold 2006 flat bed Ostritch                                                                                                        928-863-0863 New River
                                                                                               DRIVE FOR THE BEST! Gordon Trucking,
leather interior, wood console, exhaust         Live & work in Anthem, Cave Creek or           Inc. Immediate openings! Teams - All            For Sale- William & Hussey Molding
brakes, air suspension, back seat folds         North Scottsdale with realistic oppty to       the miles you can log! Regional & OTR           Machine- call for details. 623-551-5136
to bed, DVD/ flip down screen. 83k mi.          earn $100K+/yr. Call Greg @ Farmers Ins        openings. Full benefits, 401K, regular          FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH
Diesel lasts forever. Great toy or horse        602-466-2636.
hauler gooseneck option. 49,500 OBO NO
                                                Immediate openings for Customer
                                                                                               hometime. We have the freight! Talk to a
                                                                                               recruiter live! www.TEAMGTI.com. 888-
                                                                                                                                               Network! Lowest price in America! $24.99/                   •Jewelry
SALES TAX!!! 602-339-2079                                                                                                                      mo for over 120 channels! $500 bonus!
2002 Honda Accord SE, auto, a/c, p/s, p/w,
                                                Service Clerks with data entry                 832-6484. EOE.                                  1-877-774-7028.                                             •Gold
                                                experience. Full time. Will train. No                 LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES
p/l, sunroof, loaded. New trans 7/09. Runs      nights or weekends. 7th St/Carefree            HORSE              BOARDING/TRAINING
                                                                                                                                                             MISC WANTED                                   •Silver
like new. $5000. Don 602-885-8827                                                                                                              Wanted: Corrugated Steel panels (appox
VW engine, 1600cc long block, completely
                                                Hwy. Please e-mail your resume to
                                                customerservice@eatonvetlabs.com or
                                                                                               LESSONS. If you are looking for a ranch
                                                                                               that truly cares for the well being of
                                                                                                                                               2ft x 7ft), and old steel shed. Will pick up.               •Platinum
rebuilt. $1450. Call Larry 623-687-7491         fax to 602 992 0174. Excellent benefit
                                                package & pay!
                                                                                               your horse look no further! We offer full
                                                                                                                                               Call cell 1-847-738-1194
                                                                                                                                               Free Clean fill dirt wanted, near New
                                                                                                                                                                                                           •Diamonds
1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle                                                        care with all amenities. Feed, fly spray
                                                TECHNICAL SALES POSITION - A                   system, auto waterers, bedding, turn-out        River & Circle Mtn Roads. Some rocks
car wanted by private party running or not.
                                                north Phoenix company specializing             all included in $300 board. Horse & rider       OK 847-738-1194
480-518-4023
          AUTO ACCESSORIES                      in making and selling pharmaceutical           friendly atmosphere. Arena plus trails.         Cash paid for guns, wagon wheels,
                                                manufacturing equipment seeks an               www.twobithorseco.com 602-810-7772              old   anvils, spurs. 623-742-0369/
2 Camper shells, one fiberglass, one
                                                experienced sales representative .             Saddle & Tack Repairs. English & Western.       602-214-5692
utility doors on sides & back. $200 ea.
                                                The ideal candidate will have a strong         I back all my work, 23yrs exp. Same
602-579-9954                                                                                                                                   Wanted to buy. US Silver coins 1964 &
                                                technical orientation and proven               location for 18yrs. Buy – Sell – Trade.
                 CHILD CARE                                                                                                                    earlier. $10 x face value. 623-465-9872
                                                equipment sales experience.        The         Circle Mtn. & 18th St. 623-465-7286
Heather’s Child Care at Anthem.                 successful candidate must be proficient                                                        Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD
Experienced & Great Rates! 623-640-7366         with MS Office and possess strong              LUV SHACK RANCH RESCUE is a                     TV’s, Statewide pick up. Quick response.
         FINANCIAL SERVICES                     written and verbal communication               501(c)3 non profit organization. We             Bob 602-271-4461
                                                skills.     This position requires             rehabilitate and adopt out local horses                    MUSIC LESSONS
AMERICAN TAX RELIEF SETTLE IRS
                                                occasional travel, customer service            that have been abused, neglected or
BACK TAXES. Do you owe over $15,000?                                                                                                           Piano Lesson in your home. Over
                                                and prospecting.         Compensation          rescued from slaughter. We are in need of
If so...call us now! FREE CONSULTATION.                                                                                                        20 years experience. I teach beg.
                                                includes a base salary commensurate            donations and sponsors to help with feed
For less than what you owe! Stop wage                                                                                                          to adv. Affordable prices. Call Lynn
                                                with experience plus commission.               and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are
garnishments! Remove bank levies, tax                                                                                                          at 623-465-7590
                                                Email resumes to globalmachine58@              also available. For further info, please call
levies & property seizures! Stop payment                                                                                                               SERVICES OFFERED
                                                gmail.com                                      602-400-0826.
plans that get you nowhere! Settle state                                                                                                       Copper State Discount Rubbish Handling.
                                                                                               Horse Boarding. New River. Mare Motel

                                                                                                     real estate
     COMMERCIAL PROPERTY                        centers for used auto, land, new homes,        3 bdrm/ 2 bath, 4 covered stalls, hay barn,     2000sf, porches, view decks, barn, 2            8 acres bordering state land. Fenced and
Medical Space for lease at 60th Street and      etc. Priced to sell! Call Buzz 602-799-6605.   tack storage. $1500/mo. Call Linda 480-         stalls, 80’ corral -$1500/mo. photos at         gated. $160,000. 623-465-5298
Carefree Highway. Beautiful building with                ROOMMATE WANTED                       861-1593                                        www.lastacre.org Call 602-840-8929              SOUTHERN COLORADO’S BEST Land
an affordable lease rate and immediate          FEMALE ROOMATE WNTD, 3 Bdrm                    Great room w/ full kitchen, washer/dryer,       Airstream Trailer, West Cave Creek.             Bargains! Deedbacks, repos, foreclosures.
availability. Contact Marina Hammersmith        in Anthem, AZ. $400.00 ref. req.               master bed & bath w/ walk-in closet.            Suitable for one person, covered porch,         Starting as low as $427 per acre. Excellent
at Ensemble DevMan of Arizona,                  623-418-2838                                   Private entrance w/ parking. Located 7th        fenced, private, secure, $400 mo.               financing. Call 1-866-696-5263 x5552
602-954-8414                                                     RENTALS                       St. & Joy Ranch. $850 per month, incl.          includes utilities. 480-326-2480                coloradoranchbargains.com.
      MANUFACTURED HOMES                        Tramonto home for rent - 3 bedrooms,           utilities. Call 602-708-8999                                  REAL ESTATE
MODEL BLOWOUT! New 2300 sqft                    2 baths. $925/month includes HOA,              Rental. New River, 2200sqft home on 3           BOX&BOLD>>NEW RIVER HORSE
4BR/3BA, over $12K in upgrades. $18,000         water, sewer & garbage in gated                acres with horse privileges. Borders Tonto      PROPERTY 2 bdrm manufac home on
below dealer invoice of $76,421, sell for       community.          Mostly furnished, all      National Forest on 2 sides. Very secluded.      2.5 acres. nice horse set up . workshop w/
$57,500. Call today! Home Outlet 1-800-         appliances including laundry. Call             $1400 monthly. Excellent Shape. 3bed,           roll up door, and more!. own well, gorgeous
493-2221. www.thehomeoutletaz.com.              George 602-334-8129.                           2.5 bath. 602-309-0459                          views. $139k may take partial trade for ??
MODULAR OFFICE BUILDINGS: 2,128 &               WIDE OPEN SPACES: 2.5 acres, fenced            New River Ranch for Rent. 2.5 acres             623-340-7636 623-551-7418
1,216 s.f. Excellent condition. Ideal sales     property, borders BLM land.                    borders Tonto Forest, 2bdrm/2bath                           LAND FOR SALE




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                                                                                             • SUN CITY      AMERICAN BED BY SLEEPSOURCE 10050         W. Bell Rd.
                                                                                                                                                    (On corner of 99 Ave, and Bell behind McDonalds)                623.875.6034
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